The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) has slashed the standard for digital TV set-top boxes to make them cheaper and more accessible to consumers.
The commission is ditching the 1.3.1 standard approved last year in favour of the 1.2.1 version.
Col Natee Sukonrat, chairman of the NBTC's broadcasting committee, said 1.3.1 is the latest version of digital TV receiver and can be used with mobile TV. Many Asean countries have set their receiver standard as 1.3.1, but there is only one maker (Sony) in the market.
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